Tom Murphy, Collector of the Port of New York

Tom MurphyThis is a portrait that has been in my wife's family of her great-great-grandfather, Thomas Murphy, Collector of the Port of New York and an intimate of President Grant.

He is wearing the attire of a successful and substantial gentleman of the 1860s, with a black silk necktie, a frock coat, a low cut vest and a shirt with gold studs.

Click on the image for a much more detailed view.

As a point of reference, The Hon. T. Murphy's obituary is attached below.

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Tom Murphy's Obituary: NY Times, Aug 19th, 190163.52 KB